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Immorality of inaction on inequality

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j556 (Published 08 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j556

Re: Immorality of inaction on inequality

What absolute nonsense? If you care to search your consciences, redistribution is good as long as its someone else's money that is being redistributed. It would be another matter if it was your personal wealth.

The reason much of the world is impoverished is because of ideological support, for example, from ignorant British academics and Universities as they championed such foolish pursuits as decolonisation and independence for many countries who would never be able to support themselves without the skills of their so-called white masters. How foolish you all were to think that the process of colonialism could be placed in reverse and we would all live happily ever after.

Let us take Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, for example. We all know he inherited a country with money in the Bank, a large formal economy with a banking system, industry and agriculture etc. It didn't take long for his thugs to resort to genocide, murder and mayhem, all the while cheered on by the idiots in places like University of Edinburgh, bestowing honorary degrees upon him. Now he rules over a population reduced to self-imposed penury.

That is why there are huge disparities. Half the world is not capable of doing anything for itself, except destroying what has been built or has been created. And here you have people in places like the UK, the do-gooders, cheering on this destruction because it is righting the wrongs of the past. Not the wrongs in far off places, but the anger in people's hearts in Western capitals realising how they have failed in life to achieve anything of significance. Their self-imposed misery pleads for retribution, just as ISIS does when it destroys ancient monuments. It wants everyone to suffer their suffering.

It is time everyone took responsibility for their lives?

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 February 2017
JORDAN TIM
Medical Doctor
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada